Suzuki Kizashi (2012–2014)
Kizashi exhibited for the first time in Europe
Already on sale in Japan and North America and on sale in Switzerland and Australia in 2010. Powered by a 2.4-litre petrol engine with latest design CVT transmission and intelligent i-AWD four-wheel drive technology as standard equipment.
The Kizashi is Suzuki's Sport 'D' segment car and has been under evaluation since January prior to introduction in the UK at the end of this year. This model is built in the Sagara plant in Japan and is enjoying success in the domestic market there since launch in late 2009; it also went on sale in North America and Australia in 2010, as well as numerous European markets.
The 2011 Sport model features a host of external and internal modifications that include body side sill extensions; lower body side mouldings with chrome accents; lightweight 18-inch alloy wheels and a unique sport steering wheel.
Kizashi is highly equipped as standard including seven airbags; leather seats, four electric windows, CD tuner with eight speakers and USB Port, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning and keyless entry and start. For the UK market launch, the 178hp four cylinder engine will be mated to a performance-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and four wheel drive.
18-inch alloys with 235/45 R18 tyres
2.4 litre 4-cylinder J20B silent chain cam 16v VVT petrol 2,393cc: 131kW (178bhp) at 6,000rpm; 230Nm (170 lb ft) torque at 4,000rpm. 6-step JATCO CVT with torque converter clutch. 0-60 8.8 seconds; top speed 127mph; fuel 34.0mpg combined. CO2 191g/km VED Band J £245pa. EU5. Insurance Group 27 (of 50).
Length: 4,650mm (15’ 3”)
Width: 1,820mm (6’ 0”)
Height: 1,470mm (4’ 10”)
Luggage capacity back seats up 461 litres
Kerb weight: 1,625kg
Braked towing capacity 1,700kg
Fuel tank capacity: 63 litres
Turning circle: 11 metres